Man found in Canonsburg Lake is identified

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Officials have recovered a body from Canonsburg Lake in Washington County.

The man has been identified as Joseph Schneider, 21, of Houston.

According to Washington County dispatch, rescue crews were looking for Mr. Schneider, who went into Canonsburg Lake at about 10:30 p.m. When he didn't appear by 10:50 p.m., someone called 911.

Crews from Peters Township and North Strabane fire departments searched last night and a state police helicopter with thermal imaging equipment was called out.

The search continued this morning, until crews found the body in about 30 feet of water, said Washington County Coroner Timothy Warco. Divers said visibility was extremely poor, Mr. Warco said.


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